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Ashish Show with Mollie King

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12799Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

The Ashish Show at London Fashion Week was held up for the entrance of Mollie King of the Saturdays, who had just arrived back from LA. Or maybe it was just the flurry of press activity around Mollie - who looked great by the way – that made it look that way. It was lovely to see Hilary Alexander – who raved about the collection.

In the video taken immediately after the show, we catch up with Mollie King – as you can see she is every bit as nice as she looks - and see Hilary Alexander talking to an Australian news channel. Well done Hilary Alexander for championing British designers yet again. Hilary, you are our hero!

Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

There are so many things we could say about this collection, but for a change we are going to let the show notes do the talking. These are notes left on all of the seats for the exclusive audience that are invited to attend the show. We don't know which lovely PR person wrote them, but, whoever you are, we think you have created a work of art. Enjoy!

Bollywouldn't

She bathed in the Ganges at Varanasi, practised sun salutations at a palace in Jaipur and
watched fireworks at a midnight beach rave in Goa.

She travels light, but shops heavy; from tie-dye silk kurtas to Hare Krishna tracksuits and
scarves. She loves to pile on the garments – shawls and painted hoodies, topped off with
glittering metallic bikers and hand-knit cardigans that she has tie-dyed herself. Some say
she's a hippie, but she denies it: her shopping chakra dictates otherwise.

From the sacred to the profane, her wardrobe mixes ayurvedic and synthetic in a palette that
spans soft pastels and florescent brights – not to mention hallucinogenic paisley conceived
after one too many bhang lassis at a full moon party. She is a festival freak, and it shows –
with Acid House smileys emblazoned on jackets, pants and dresses, and a handbag full of
Glo-Sticks.

Her spiritual journey is both cerebral and visual. From yin-yang motifs on sequinned shorts
to oversize Buddhas on dresses. She meditates frequently, but finds her mind wandering on
to less esoteric subjects: a coveted glittering rainbow trackpant she's spotted online and a
T-shirt that (literally) gives the finger to the idea of giving up on earthly possessions.

Like many Westerners lured by the promise of fashion Nirvana, she's got herself a guru,
known only as Sir Baba Gupta. Little does she know that this famous mystic flies in from
London to dispense his pearls (or possibly sequins) of wisdom. One day she might return
herself, but in the meantime she's content to embrace the mystic side of life, even if it arrives
via DHL and wrapped in tissue paper.


Ashish Autumn Winter AW by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week MB12806Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12813Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

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Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12838Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12849Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12861Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12890Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12913Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12958Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12971Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12979Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB12989Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB13011Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

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Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB13027Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon

Ashish Autumn Winter AW 1213 by Michael Bailey London Fashion Week 2012 MB13052Ashish Show - London Fashion Week - Image © Copyright Michael Bailey / Fashion Babylon



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